Source: Hampton Inn & Suites
DALLAS and ALPHARETTA, Ga. — October 8, 2020 — The Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall today announced that the event venue has been selected by the Dallas County Elections Department to serve as a polling location on Election Day. From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST on November 3, 2020, the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall will host convenient walk-in and curbside voting and free parking for Dallas County registered voters. The spacious facility is located in Mesquite off I-635 at 1700 Rodeo Drive next to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo Arena and the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite. Alpharetta, Georgia-based Atrium Hospitality manages the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall and the adjacent Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite and is ranked as one of the nation’s largest hotel operators.
Clean, Safe Voting
Each of the two sizeable exhibit halls at the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall will feature up to 25 voting booths on Election Day and comply with recommended physical distancing measures. Clearly marked prompts will guide safe social interactions, and hygiene stations will be available. Election workers will be required to wear a face covering. Posted signage will recommend voters wear a face covering, and a mask will be available for voters who do not have one.
“Dallas County voters can come out to the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall on Election Day feeling assured that our large venue is a convenient, clean and safe polling location. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our trained hospitality teams follow enhanced safety standards and protocols and use EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectants,” said Karla Jacobs, General Manager of the Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas-Mesquite and the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall.
Make Your Vote Count
With a national management portfolio of 83 hotels in 28 states, Atrium Hospitality is proud to support the Time To Vote initiative to educate the company’s associates on how to register, prepare and vote. In addition, Atrium is championing the donation of meeting and event space to be used as polling locations. Visit the company’s Make Your Vote Count page, powered by Vote.org, to register to vote, verify registration, request an absentee ballot, or sign up for election reminders.
Jacobs said, “We’re proud to serve as a supportive community partner, including helping Dallas County voters comfortably and safely cast their ballots on Election Day. Ample free parking is close to the entrance of our Mesquite event venue, and our circular drive entrance should help make curbside voting a smooth experience.”
Although Dallas County registered voters may vote at any official polling location in the county, Toni Pippins-Poole, Elections Administrator, encourages voters to visit www.dallascountyvotes.org. “Check your voter registration and print out a sample ballot. Know before you go what’s on your ballot,” she said. “Dallas County Elections Department is proud to partner this year with the Mesquite Convention Center & Exhibit Hall to support the needs of the voters in Dallas County for an election like no other.”